How Multifocal Intraocular Lenses (IOLs) Can Treat Presbyopia
The team at Atlantic Laser Vision Center is well equipped to help patients struggling with their vision. Our team takes great care in helping people throughout the greater Monmouth County area, enhancing their vision and helping them see the world a little more clearly.
A number of patients come to our practice to undergo treatment for presbyopia. It’s a rather misunderstood problem, so we’d like to cover it in basic terms and focus in on one of the potential treatments: multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs).
Prebyopia refers to a type of age-related farsightedness (hyperopia). This means that it is more difficult to see objects that are nearby. This happens because of the loss of flexibility in the natural lenses of the eyes.
Presbyopia typically sets in around the age 45. It is an unavoidable part of the natural aging process. When you notice difficulty reading small print, especially in low-light situations, it may be the first signs of presbyopia.
Common Treatments for Presbyopia
In many cases, presbyopia is treated through the use of corrective lenses, typically multiple pairs of glasses or the use of bifocals. In some cases, monovision laser eye surgery is performed, which corrects a single eye for near vision to help improve overall vision quality.
Another treatment option to consider is the use of multifocal intraocular lenses, or IOLs.
About Multifocal Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)
Multifocal IOLs are artificial lens implants. These IOLs are used to replace the natural lens of the eye and enhance overall vision quality in the process. IOLs are also used following the removal of a cataract in order to improve vision,
Multifocal IOLs allow patients to see clearly at different distances, meaning great eyesight without corrective lenses for nearby objects, middle-distance objects, and objects that are far away.
Ideal Candidates for Multifocal Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)
The best can for multifocal IOLs are people who suffer from presbyopia and would prefer to avoid reliance on corrective lenses. They should have eyes that are in good overall health and not suffer from any sorts of health problems that would make eye surgery a potential risk. Knowing all of the risks and benefits of the procedure are important as well.
The Intraocular Lens (IOL) Procedure
During the IOLs procedure, local anesthetic eye drops are used to help numb the eyes and reduce any pain or discomfort. A small incision is made on the cornea, through which the natural lens of the eye is extracted. The IOL is placed through this incision and carefully positioned within the lens capsule of the eye. Small sutures are used to close the incision and ensure proper healing.
Are Multifocal Intraocular Lenses (IOLs) Right for Me?
The best way to find out if multifocal IOLs are right for you is to schedule a consultation with our team and discuss all of your treatment options. We will evaluate your eyes and your suitability for IOLs and then offer out best judgment with regard to your treatment options. We want to make sure that you make the right choice that makes sense for you and your needs.
Contact Atlantic Laser Vision Center
For more information about multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs) and how they can help you achieve better overall vision, be sure to contact our laser vision correction and eye care center today. The team at Atlantic Laser Vision Center will work closely with you to improve your vision and enhance your wellness.